Inspection of magnesium bricks with 3D vision technology from SICK

Quality control without downtime

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Producers of building materials want to ensure that their products are of the highest quality possible, and in the production of special bricks for blast furnaces – which are particularly susceptible to surface damage – being able to carry out quality control during the production process is indispensable. A system has been developed in the Czech Republic, where bricks are scanned during transport on conveyor belts. As part of this scan, 3D vision sensors from SICK create 3D models of each individual brick. The 3D models can be used to determine the precise dimensions of the brick and the extent of its damage. Continue reading

Inline Quality Control using Turnkey Vision Solutions

When Machines can Monitor Themselves

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Consistent quality, very few rejects, reliable part and batch tracking, added transparency: The use of vision sensors for quality control directly in the production process offers a number of benefits. Depending on the task at hand, you need to have the right vision solutions, which allow for quick and efficient integration into your machine.  Continue reading

Ranger 3D Vision Camera unlocks Opportunities

Maximum Performance Thanks to Additional Height Monitoring

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scanware electronic GmbH in Bickenbach, Germany, develops and manufactures inspection systems for the 3D quality control of pharmaceutical products during the packing process. Nowadays, 2D cameras are no longer up to the inspection tasks set by packaging machine manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. That’s why, for ten years now, scanware has relied on the high-resolution, versatile Ranger 3D vision camera from SICK when it comes to developing custom solutions. The extremely high speed during the transmission of the line profiles can even keep up with especially fast-paced packaging machines – meaning that quality doesn’t fall by the wayside. Continue reading

Vision technology for Track and Trace Systems

Reliable Technology for Tracking Flight Baggage

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Rising passenger figures are a major challenge for airlines, ground handlers, and baggage handling system operators. After all, more passengers also means more baggage which has to be logged, sorted, and traced. If the right track and trace systems and suitable identification technology are employed, operators can achieve reliable identification and, as a result, high throughput. Continue reading

All-in one quality control solution for tire production

Powerful image processing: for added quality and added efficiency

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Manufacturing a tire requires over one hundred individual steps and a wide array of components – a complex process with high standards when it comes to quality and safety. Careful testing is absolutely essential as any undetected quality issues often result in complaints – which in turn result in added costs and potential damage to the tire manufacturer’s image. Thanks to powerful, industrial image processing technology in the form of IRIS-M, SICK offers companies a tailor-made system solution for designing cost-efficient quality control processes.   Continue reading